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Asian Emerald Cuckoo

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==Habitat== ==Habitat==
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==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Chrysococcyx+maculatus}} {{GSearch|Chrysococcyx+maculatus}}
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Chrysococcyx maculatus
Photo by Reini
Photo by Reini

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Description

Size-18cm.Adult Male-Iridescent dark green head,upper-parts and upper breast together with white lower breast and belly marked with dark green barring diagnostic..Orbital skin orange;bill orange yellow with dark tip.(picture of Male) Sub-adult-Male-..like adult male but entire underparts(including throat and breast)marked with white and dark green bars. Female-Pale coppery green upperparts together with chestnut crown and nape diagnostic.Entire underparts barred.In flight both sexes show white band on underwing,at base of flight feathers.Voice a sharp CHWEEK ,usualy uttered in flight.

Identification

Distribution & Taxonomy

The known breeding range extends from the Hamalays east to Myanmar,norther Thailand and China;south of this range,sporadic occurance in India,Sri Lanka,-South-east Asia ,the Malay Peninsular and Sumatra fall mainly during the wintering periods and are there fore assumed to be either non-breeding vistors or vagrants due to the lack of evidence of breeding within this range.

Habitat

Forest and forest edges.

Behaviour

External Links

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